Taxon  Report   5988 
Orthilia secunda  (L.) House
One sided wintergreen,  Sidebells wintergreen
Orthilia secunda
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Orthilia secunda
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Orthilia secunda
© 2013 John Doyen
Orthilia secunda, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Orthilia secunda
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Orthilia
Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Orthilia secunda ssp. obtusata
PLANTS: Orthilia secunda var. obtusata
PLANTS: Pyrola secunda ssp. obtusata
PLANTS: Pyrola secunda var. obtusata
PLANTS: Pyrola secunda
PLANTS: Ramischia elatior
PLANTS: Ramischia secunda
More information about  Orthilia secunda
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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